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Anyone tried out the Homelink feature yet? I just did and it worked great. I was able to program both my new and older (10 yrs.?) automatic garage door openers to open via the Pilot Homelink buttons. No more fumbling for the remote - love it!
 

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You're a genius! I've been trying to follow instructions on the cross reference book and didn't get too far. I have a 2-button remote. One button for the gate, one for the garage door. The remote has DIP switches. Some how the Pilot Homelink failed to learn the signals. I'll have to call in for help. JK :confused:
 

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on accord

My mother has it on her accor and she loves it. It is simple to get going and now she has no problmes with it.
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Mine works fine.
I had to clear the existing codes though.
Hold down buttons 1 and 3 for 20 seconds.

Then press and hold your existing remote and the desired homelink button until the homelink light flashes and it should work.

Our garage door opener has rolling codes so I had to press the teach button on it before it would work.
 

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Homelink works great!

:2: Homelink is working great for our garage door. Easily programmed on the first try. It has better range than the hand held remote it replaced!

I looked up www.homelink.com to see what other cool stuff can be controlled. Radio Shack and X10 are listed as suppliers of recievers that control lights, appliances, cameras etc. The possiblities are endless!!! Well, as endless as three buttons!
 

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Re: Homelink works great!

FYI, Sears is also listed (in the FAQ section) as a lighting supplier.

a2Pilot said:
[B Radio Shack and X10 are listed as suppliers of recievers that control lights, appliances, cameras etc. The possiblities are endless!!! Well, as endless as three buttons! [/B]
 

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Further info relative to using Homelink for the remote security lighting function:

(from Homelink customer service):
Thank you for visiting our HomeLink website and for your inquiry. If you would like to receive a HomeLink information packet, please respond with a mailing address or call our HomeLink toll free number at 1-800-355-3515 M-F 6am-7pm and S&S 7am-5pm MST.

The HomeLink Lighting Package costs $59.99 and includes the following modules:

1 - Vehicle interface (#SP891)
This module acts as the "liaison" between HomeLink and interior lamps equipped with a "lamp module". You cannot activate any lamps with HomeLink without this module.

1 - Home Controller (#MC460)
This module allows activation of lamps equipped with a lamp module - from within the home.

1 - Plug-in lamp module (#LM465)
Plug a lamp into this module and then plug the module into an outlet - enabling you to activate this lamp with HomeLink. Additional lamp modules are available separately or at RadioShack (part #61-2682).

Other non-HomeLink branded lighting components are available through Sears, RadioShack and other retail outlets nation-wide. You may call the HomeLink toll free number referenced above with additional questions or feel free to email me back.

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FYI, if you buy the three components separately from Homelink, the Vehicle Interface is $45 and the other two parts are $12.00 each. I was hoping that the existing Pilot Homelink system would eliminate the need for the more-expensive Vehicle Interface part, but that is not the case. BTW, the "Plug-In Lamp Module" is listed at $32 on the RadioShack web site, a rather large pricing disparity.
 

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I had some trouble programming my homelink until I realized that the battery in my remote was not at full strength. While it was strong enough to open my garage door, it wasn't strong enough to program the homelink. Once I used a new battery it worked like a charm.

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Evergreen
 

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BillR said:
Mine works fine.
I had to clear the existing codes though.
Hold down buttons 1 and 3 for 20 seconds.

Then press and hold your existing remote and the desired homelink button until the homelink light flashes and it should work.

Our garage door opener has rolling codes so I had to press the teach button on it before it would work.
Good call BillR. I had to clear mine as well. Actually, for some reason, perhaps the weak bettery issue as described by Evergreen, I had to do mine twice. The first try I had to hold it down a real long time, then on the second try, it picked it up right away. :)
 

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A little slow?

Mine works fine....except I notice I have to hold the button longer (2-3 secs) than I did on the remote. I might try reprogramming it again to see if that makes a difference.
 

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WNYPilotGuy said:
Mine works fine....except I notice I have to hold the button longer (2-3 secs) than I did on the remote. I might try reprogramming it again to see if that makes a difference.
That is normal...
 

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That must be a Homelink trait as my family's Odyssey is the same way. You have to hold it for a few seconds to activate the signal. Go figure :2:
 

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I have a genie garage door opener with a rolling code system. I have tried 4-5 times following the training instructions for rolling code -still does not work! I went to the homelink site hoping for more product specific info but nothing there. It may just be easier to use my old remote.

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Definitely ....

EASIER .... !
 

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dburch, you might want to contact them via the Homelink support email link. I used this (link on website) to ask them a follow-up question and they gave me a prompt and detailed reply.

dbursch said:
I have a genie garage door opener with a rolling code system. I have tried 4-5 times following the training instructions for rolling code -still does not work! I went to the homelink site hoping for more product specific info but nothing there. It may just be easier to use my old remote.

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I have an Accord EX and that homelink works faster than the Pilot. I have to hold down the button on the Pilot longer to open the garage door. Maybe I will change the battery on the old remote and program it again.:rolleyes:
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dburcg, have the same rolling genie garage system, took a lot of time programming it and the way to do it is to

1. Follow the steps of pointing the existing g. opener to the homelink system
2.Then put the garage opener on Learning mode and follow the remaining step (From 7 i think)

hope it works!!!
 

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mmanu is right. It took me a while to get the sequence just right, but if you read the manual and follow EXACTLY, then it works. I think I took a shortcut or two before I got it to work.

(have to hold ours down for ~2 seconds before the garage opens now, but it has much more range than the standard opener did!)
 

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I tried it about a dozen times before I called Homelink they were VERY helpful. I did it with them on the phone once and it worked right away.

(Truth be known I actually dropped my garage door onto the roof of the Pilot. Thank God for those rubber stoppers!) :eek:

The main thing was clearing the existing codes and then holding the existing opener 1 1/2 - 2 inches away from the Honda Homelin control. That is when it worked on one shot. Prior to that I was about 4 inches away.
 
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